Doctor of Pharmacy | Annamacharya College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy

Pharm. D course introduced by the Government of India and Pharmacy Council of India in 2008. The Pharm. D program is a pre-PhD, post-graduate professional doctorate of 6 years. It was introduced to improve clinical pharmacy services in India and it is the only pharmacy service which is in direct contact with patient health care system. The Pharm. D degree requires five years of classroom and hospital based didactic study (two years didactic post-baccalaureate course), followed by one year of internship training in hospitals in addition to ongoing practical and research project. With reference to Clarification on Pharm. D qualification, it is clarified to all universities that Pharm. D is a post graduate degree and passing students can directly register for Ph.D. From 2012.

Career Opportunities

Health Care (Hospital)
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Drug Information Pharmacist
  • Quality Service Officer
  • Clinical Pharmacy Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Hospital Administration
Pharmaceutical Industry
  • New Drug Development
  • Medical Information
  • Medical Advisors
  • Medical Writing & Publication
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Clinical Operations Department
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Product Management Team
  • Drug Regulatory Officer
  • Medical Marketing Research
Clinical Research Organization
  • Clinical Team Leaders
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Trial Site Manager
  • Programming Manager
  • Clinical Project Manager
Public Health Sector
  • Community Pharmacist
  • Project leader (National and International Organization)
Insurance Companies
  • Medical Advisor (Medical Insurance)
Research & Development
  • Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamics Analyst
  • Bioavailability and Bioequivalance Analyst
  • Teaching B. Pharm / M. Pharm/ Pharm. D